Custom Wunderlabel

Flashback Summer: Custom Wunderlabel clothing labels

Casual 1920s One Hour Dress

Flashback Summer: Casual 1920s One Hour Dress pattern

Make Do & Mend: 1980s to 1930s Coat Refashion

Hello again, lovely readers!  I've had a nice, long break for the holidays, but I'm glad to get back to blogging!  I have a really fun project to share with you guys that started out with this Seinfeld-worthy 80s/90s coat I bought from a thrift store:

Vest & Trousers

Flashback Summer: Vest & Trousers - 1930s suit

This morning, apparently it was colder here in Missouri than it was in parts of Alaska.  That's pretty ridiculous.

On top of that, Missouri gets really windy in the winter, so I need properly warm winter gear.  Trousers are always a go-to choice for that, and to dress these up I added a matching vest.

Plaid 1930s Ensemble

Flashback Summer: Plaid 1930s Ensemble - suit

I've finished another ensemble on my winter sewing list!  I based this suit on illustrations from mid-1930s magazines I have.  They commonly have sets of a dress or skirt with a boxy, hip-length swing jacket.  I rather like the versatility pieces like this bring to my wardrobe.  I have a lot of navy and red, so now I have a couple more pieces I can mix and match with them.  Hurray for versatility!

Traditional Fashion Highlight: Bolivia, Germany, Yemen, & Mongolia

Flashback Summer: Traditional Fashion Highlight - Bolivia, Germany, Yemen, Mongolia

I'm starting a new post series I hope you guys will enjoy: the Traditional Fashion Highlight!

I don't know about you, but as a somewhat rootless American I really enjoy looking at traditional fashions of other cultures.  While many Americans are still connected to their immigrant or Native roots, many of us have lost these connections over the generations and no longer have a "traditional" clothing we feel comfortable claiming.